Charity Cycle Ride Update
Chris Storer's Charity Cycle Ride Update
Chris has provided further information about his venture in the coming week.
"The bike ride is being organised by Huddersfield Town Football Club and is in aid of their “Keep It Up Campaign”. This equally supports The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Huddersfield Town Football Club Academy. This is the 3rd bike ride the club has organised and the popularity has increased with 300 participants in this year’s event. The ride starts in Yeovil on 2nd May and finishes in Huddersfield on 5th May. It covers a distance of just over 250 miles (unless you get lost!) and the legs consist of:
Day 1: Yeovil to Bath (39 miles)
Day 2: Bath to Solihull (96 miles)
Day 3: Solihull to Sheffield (94 miles)
Day 4: Sheffield to Huddersfield (27 miles)
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (as with all Air Ambulances) provides a life saving service to people who have received major trauma accidents in either remote areas or who’s injuries are so critical that they require immediate assistance. As a rapid response air service the Charity serves a population of approximately 5 million people across 4 million acres. This is a charity that is close to me heart as my wife was involved in a major accident 5 years ago in the Lake District and it was the Air Ambulance that ensured she was rushed to Carlisle Hospital where she was treated. Also as an individual who enjoys the outdoors and countryside I understand and appreciate the service that the Air Ambulance provides.
I have not ridden a bike, properly, for a number of years and it was not easy getting back into the saddle. The legs ache and my backside is even worse, however, as they say – no pain no gain! The training has gone well and I’ve managed rides of around 60 miles, however the step up from 60 to 90+ may not be easy. I’m sure that with the camaraderie of my fellow cyclists we will all get through this and come out the other side with smiles on our faces.
I am looking forward to the challenge as I enjoy pushing myself and getting the feeling of achievement and success. It will also be something to look back upon with a sense of pride and satisfaction, as well as the chance to raise money for this well deserved campaign. I can only hope that the weather we have been having comes to an end and we are greeted by bright sunshine and temperatures in the 20’s (Celsius NOT Fahrenheit) – however I don’t rate our chances of that happening.
You can support me by donating through my just giving page : www.justgiving.com/Chris-Storer or by cheques payable to “The Keep It Up Campaign”
Thanks for your Interest
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